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3rd Annual Passaic Health and Safety Fair – A Huge Success
Health and Safety Fair Pictures Set 1 – Photos by Moshe Raider
Health and Safety Fair Pictures Set 2 – Photos by Yossi Weintraub
Health and Safety Fair Pictures Set 2 – Photos by Pinchas King
On Sunday June 6th, the halls and outdoor courtyards of the B’nos Bracha Girls Division of Yeshiva K’tana, were filled with exuberant adults and children of all ages, eagerly gathered for The 3rd Annual Community Wide Health and Safety Fair, co-hosted by the Bikur Cholim of Passaic-Clifton and Hatzolah of Passaic/Clifton. Once again, the fair was a smashing success, and drew crowds estimated at 2,000 strong.
Once again, there were a large selection of free health screenings and opportunities to speak with health professionals in various fields of specialty. The fair showcased more than 40 exciting and informative booths, filled with information about every aspect of health and safety you could imagine. There were vendors with expert advice about: vitamins, treatment for addictions, car safety , CPR course offerings, home security systems, weight loss and nutrition, cleaning products, fire prevention, neuro-feedback, senior services, and on and on and on. It was all there – under one roof –and all free of charge!
Hundreds of free blood pressure, diabetes, vision, depression, hearing, dental, scoliosis, and body mass index screenings were performed by friendly professionals. Shiny and colorful Hatzolah ambulances, police cars, a fire truck, and vehicles from the Passaic county Sherriff’s Department beckoned to the young and young at heart to explore and touch. Free workshops were offered to create health and safety related crafts for kids, and to sample and discuss healthy food options. Over two hundred bicycle helmets in different colors and sizes, were sold by Hatzolah at a very low, sponsor subsidized price. Over one hundred people swabbed their cheeks in hopes of being a match in the fair’s bone marrow drive performed in conjunction with the organization aptly called Gift of Life.
But that wasn’t all! Balloons danced gracefully through the air in every corner and were distributed to enthralled children who happily munched on complementary fresh popcorn and refreshing slushies as they were captivated by magic shows, puppet shows, and a plethora of free give aways including gift cards to local merchants, key chains, magnets, stress relief balls, smoke-detectors, portraits for child safety IDs and even a few free bicycles!
The fair was both an extremely fun and educational event and made a perfect Sunday outing for families, adults, and kids of all ages.